Scottish Food Guide is the ethical and independent award-winning guide – professional quality assurance for the best places to eat and the finest produce in Scotland

Food Producers

Traditional bakers, butchers and even candle makers, are all here in Scotland, if you know where to find them. 

Sometimes they’re tucked away in remote rural locations and often they’re on our high streets.  

Use our interactive maps to find someone near you.

Orkney Sourdough Co
Karin, founder creator of Orkney Sourdough Co., is a very gifted Swedish baker in love with Orkney! A professional chef to trade, she has worked in hotels in Copenhagen and Zanzibar before settling in Orkney with her family. Her husband is diving for scallops off Kirkwall whilst Karin is creating masterpieces with dough in the
Salted Dry Cured Ling
AVAILABLE MAIL ORDER FROM THULE VENTUS – CLICK ON CONTACT BUTTON There is archaeological evidence that this preservation method of curing ling & cod has been going on at least since 900AD on Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles. The large well-built boats allowed them to catch great quantities from the deep waters off the Scottish
Craigadam Country House Hotel & Country Larder
A fine Country House set amidst the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills with a working farm, game estate and delightful hosts. Rod and Gun experiences are also on offer here so check out the weblink for full details. Superb local food including their own game off the hill. Celia’s award-winning game dinners are part of
Ovenstone 109 Brewery & Venue
Ovenstone 109 is a brand new brewery in the East Neuk of Fife. On a mission to produce delicious beer that benefits the local economy and is kind to Planet Earth, Ovenstone is well on its way, striving to be green in sustainable technology in the process. An entrepreneur in engineering, MD Nick’s biography is fascinating
Isle of Barra Snails
NOT SURE OF AVAILABILITY – ENQUIRE VIA CONTACT BUTTON The unique natural clean island maritime air, the banning of pesticides on Barra and the herbage of the machair make this island snail unique. Gerard MacDonald, The Isle of Barra Oyster Company, who lives on Barra made it his business to resurrect a market for this
Selkirk Bannock
AVAILABLE VIA ON CONTACT BUTTON – CRIEFF SHOP ALSO OPEN FOR COLLECTION The Selkirk Bannock is a famous Border baked treat, a richly fruited bread dough, individually hand made, traditionally served at afternoon tea. It is recorded as the only thing that Queen Victoria would eat when she visited Sir Walter Scott in 1867 and
Musselburgh Leek
SEEDS AVAILABLE FROM WB £3.50 INLCUD P&P IN UK – CLICK ON CONTACT BUTTON Musselburgh leeks are a short variety with thick white stems. They differ from the “London leek” that have more evenly spaced leaves around the stem. Soils that are fertile, rich and well drained provide ideal growing conditions for leeks. Lowland soils
Ballencrieff Rare Pedigree Pigs
Award Winning Ballencrieff now with a wonderful wee book written by Peter in a highly entertaining way about his life with his pigs! The good old-fashioned taste of Ballencrieff Rare Pedigree Pigs has received several Great Taste Awards over the years. Peter and Elma  rear old fashioned pigs in the old fashioned way – outdoors, fed
ScotBeer Tours
Discover Scotland through Learning about its Beer – a wonderful innovative company offering tours based in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh: Walking Tours, Brewery Tours and Tastings. They will also welcome enquiries for bespoke tours across Scotland so click on their website for further details and to view the super testimonials from those who have
Demijohn
The “liquid deli” encompassing an alchemy of selected oils, vinegars, liqueurs and spirits, all displayed in flasks to taste and savour. You can shop online and look out for Angus at many trade fairs too. Demijohn is constantly launching wonderfully inspired seasonal liqueurs to enjoy – the perfect gift and always look gorgeous on display
Birken Tree
This is a fascinating, refreshing and healthy thirst quencher that brings with it the essence of mountain air and clear lochs. Birchwater is an ancient drink, harvested sustainably from birch woodland and sold beautifully bottled for the table or al fresco.It is pure, refreshing and delicious. Aromatic birch leaves also available, all with attributed health
John Lawson Butcher (Winchburgh)
John Lawson is a prime example of the traditional Scottish family butcher we should celebrate and support. Their beef and lamb is reared on the family farm and are prepared on their premises. They specialize in dry aged beef matured on the bone for a minimum of 21 days. They have been crowned the Scotch
Hill Bred Pedigree Highland Cattle
AVAILABLE VIA GLENGORM FARM SHOP ON CONTACT BUTTON Highland Cattle are iconic on picture postcards, yet few are aware how they have become heavier and ‘developed’ to give larger carcass and bigger cuts. This Hill Bred Pedigree Highland Cattle is an old strain that has not been developed and solely bred on the hill, the
Peelham Farm Produce
photo Albie Clark Winner 2019/20 Slow Food Scotland Best Butcher. Tamworth and Tamworth-Duroc pigs all organically reared slowly outside and fed on home-grown natural produce. Tasty Hams, Toulouse & Cumberland sausages, rashers, salamis & fresh cuts of pork. Member of Scottish Craft Butchers Available online shop and at several farmers’ market they are also sought after by
Macbeths of Forres
Now also with newly opened  on-Farm shop at Edinvale Farm. A highly respected meat and game dealer with super butcher shop in Forres and online mail order shop too. In 1986 Jock’s parents Mike & Sue Gibson bought the established butcher’s shop as a direct outlet for their Edinvale Farm produce. Sadly missed, their dedication to
Fraiser of Scotland
Famous as Leith Liqueur Company for their fine Scotch whisky liqueur, they have now created a unique delicious smooth and distinctive liqueur of real character and depth of taste. This wild strawberry infusion, combined with background notes of vanilla, almond and cinnamon, blends harmoniously with the fine Scotch whisky to give Fraiser its unique taste. Check
Highland Burgundy Red Potato
AVAILABLE ONLINE/ ENQUIRE ON CONTACT BUTTON/ ON FARM COLLECTION FOR GROWING – SKEA ORGANICS This unique looking variety of the potato has a sweet taste, floury texture and a visual striking look that is distinctive red. Highland Burgundy Red is only available in a few farm shops across the country and purchased and appreciated by the
Arran Victory Potato
AVAILABLE ONLINE/ ENQUIRE ON CONTACT BUTTON/ ON FARM COLLECTION FOR GROWING – SKEA ORGANICS Cultivated on the Isle of Arran for, and named in celebration of the end of WW1 in 1918. Its defining feature is the deep purple-blue hue of its skin and whiter-than- most within. It has a special place in Scottish history with
Glengorm Castle Coffee Shop, Art Gallery & Farm Shop
This is so much more than a coffee shop! North of Tobermory the road is pretty incredible but keep going – it’s worth it and the scenery magnificent! The old steading buildings have been tastefully transformed into a lovely café plus farm shop worth the journey for any foodie. The day we were there there
The Ethical Dairy (Cream O’ Galloway)
CHEESEMAKER & ICE CREAM MAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN MONTBELLIER, SWEDISH RED & HOLSTEIN COWS – COWS WITH CALVES VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM CAFE & RETAIL ONLINE CHEESE SHOP CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION Already famous for their fabulous ice cream, the Finlay family have reintroduced cheese making to Rainton Farm in 2013 after a 40 year
Supernature
Award-winning cold pressed rapeseed oil from the Lothians. They produce classic oil and infusions with lemon, ginger, chilli and a range of herbs. The fertile land, sunshine and showers yield a healthy crop – you can see the fields ablaze with yellow flowers as you drive through. Supernature is  a Spring Rapeseed Oil, planted in spring,
Blairmains Farm Shop and Coffee Bothy
Award-winning Farm Shop and Coffee Bothy with a range of fruit and vegetables, eggs, meats and home baking. 5th generation and still going strong! Now also with meals-to-go range their latest addition. This super place is nestled in the countryside very near the Wallace Monument – a handy location for the central belt. They have
Wilsons of Westray
CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET Artisan cheesemakers Jason and Nina have a small herd of pedigree Ayrshires on the stunning isle of Westray, a short ferry trip from mainland Orkney. The land is farmed traditionally, working with nature, creating top quality pasture through sowing many varieties of grasses and herbs, giving high
Craigie’s Farm Deli & Cafe
This beautiful café has terrific views over the Forth and is a pleasant short drive from the city centre. They serve hot dish of the day, light dishes, salads, terrines, soups and home baking. Great supporters of local and home-grown produce and a super place to eat. 2009 Winners of the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland
Ballochmyle Fine Cheese
CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN AYRSHIRE HERD VEGETARIAN RENNET LOCAL DELIVERIES & FARM COLLECTION AVAILABLE This family business has created a simply superb Ballochmyle Ayrshire Farmhouse Brie using milk from their own herd of Ayrshire Cows. The family have been dairy farmers at East Montgarswood Farm since the early 1920’s and is truly a family affair with husband,
Tappit Shetland Hen
NOT AVAILABLE Another breed entirely thanks to the Isbisters at Burland Croft. These hens are very rare and all originate from only the Shetland Isles. They have been breeding Shetland Hens since the 1970’s at Burland Croft on the island of Trondra. Rare breeds of poultry seem often to be unfairly undervalued. Their biodiversity is invaluable
Fife Farmhouse Cheese
NOT ONLINE YET BUT AVAILABLE THROUGH GOOD DELIS & CHEESEMONGERS This is a hard regional cheese associated with Fife where there has been Friesian herds since the late 1700’s due to the trading with the Dutch ships and changing of farming systems. Throughout this part of Fife you can see the Dutch influence in the
Shetland Geese
NOT AVAILABLE This is not available for eating due to scarcity, unless you breed some yourself, but their eggs are available locally. The Shetland Goose is considered to be a domestic bird with Greylag ancestry and valued for its ability to thrive on grazing, fertilise the pasture, egg production, meat, and even feather and down for
Galloway Lodge Preserves
Enticing array of preserves, chutneys and jellies traditionally made and delicious to taste. They are very inventive with local ingredients creating for example beetroot chutney and Bramley apple with cider. A Winner of 2010 Great Taste Awards and been winning awards ever since. Their wholegrain mustard is an absolute winner and a must for our
Ardardan Farm Shop
Situated 10 miles west of Glasgow on the shores of the Clyde, this beautifully situated Nursery & Farm shop is on the A814 between Cardross & Helensburgh. The family run estate is owned by the Montgomery family, where friendly welcoming staff assist in running the estate.
Buttery
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE – SLOW FOOD ABERDEEN MAY HAVE THE RECIPE The Buttery or Rowie is a unique breakfast item with a distinctive crispy, flaky, flattened structure similar to a croissant, associated with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. It has a pronounced buttery, salty taste. The buttery is produced commercially but with fats such as palm oil
Shetland Duck
NOT AVAILABLE This are not available for eating due to scarcity, unless you breed some yourself, but their eggs are available locally. Another breed entirely thanks to the Isbisters at Burland Croft. Thanks to them the true breeding Shetland Duck is still in existence. These ducks are very rare and all originate from only the Shetland Isles.
Briggs’ Native Shetland Lamb & Mutton
POSSIBLY AVAILABLE – CLICK ON CONTACT BUTTON TO CHECK Briggs describes himself as a Shetland sheep breeder with a mainland outpost! He sells whole pure bred Shetland lamb and mutton, fresh butchered, chilled and packed suitable for home freezing by direct retail. No shop onsite. It is greatly appreciated by discerning chefs who appreciate the
East Coast Cured
East Coast Cured is real charcuterie, as it should be – locally sourced and high welfare produce expertly handled using as much of the meat as possible, showing great respect for the produce. Their salamis, bresaolas, pancettas, and whole cuts from belly to back are fast becoming the must-have on charcuterie platters, using a range of
Dunlop Dairy
Dunlop Dairy is a Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheesemaker based near Stewarton Ayrshire, with a range of farmhouse cheese you can taste and buy in their Cheese Shop and Tearoom. The Dunlop cheese has PGI  (Protected Geographical Indication) status. Ann has a lovely shop and café with not only her artisan cheese on sale but also gifts
Beauty of Moray Apple
NOT AVAILABLE The Beauty of Moray is an old Scottish cooking apple, first recorded in 1883, a favourite in the North of Scotland. Hardy, moderately vigorous tree with attractive small pink blossom, noted for its beauty – hence the name. It flowers mid-season in the north of Scotland, thus overlapping with almost all other trees,
Eusebi Restaurant & Deli
Eusebi’s is a wonderful place to eat and deli, recognised most recently as Scotsman Food & Drink Winner this autumn 2018. Established in 1954 by Giovanna’s family who wished to bring their passion for good food and a taste of Italian artisan produce to the heart of Glasgow and more recently to their current venue
Traditional Finnan Haddie
AVAILABLE FROM GOOD LOCAL FISHMONGERS BUT BE SURE TO ASK FOR THE REAL DEAL NOT A DYED BONELESS GOLDEN CUTLET!! A true Finnan Haddie is a split, whole gutted fish, not the mass-produced dyed boneless fillets. The delicate smoke gives it a wonderful flavor. It has a long association with the famous Scottish soup Cullen
Cambusnethan Pippin
YOUNG TREES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE VIA CONACT BUTTON This is a good firm eating apple with an interesting history and very specific geographical significance. Once, like many heirloom varieties, it was remarkably popular and enjoyed throughout Scotland; nowadays lost its fame and popularity. The Cambusnethan Pippin has been revived from obscurity and planted as a
Errington Cheese
CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN LACAUNE EWES UNPASTEURISED & PASTEURISED SCOTTISH GOATS CURD  & GOATS’ MILK LOGS FROM THEIR OWN YORKSHIRE DAIRY GOATS VEGETARIAN RENNET & SOME ANIMAL RENNET ONLINE CHEESE SHOP Humphrey Errington started making sheep’s cheese on his family run farm in the 80’s and is justly renowned for the famous ewe’s
Scotch & Co
Fabulous Scotch eggs – perfect for savoury platters, picnics, buffets and parties. A high quality ready-to-eat product made only with carefully sourced ingredients including Ramsay’s outdoor reared pork and local Ayrshire free range eggs. Jaqueline has a delicious range to choose from – traditional classic, hot and spicy or with black pudding. Interestingly the London
Ardoch Hebridean Sheep
Ardoch Hebridean Sheep are one of the few who are dedicated to the breed and have a multi-award-winning flock, often to be seen showed at the Royal Highland Show mid June in Edinburgh. Hebridean sheep are on Slow Food Ark of Taste and have a delicious delicate flavour, lightly herbal and easy to cook. More
Original Arbroath Smokies
CONTACT IAIN DIRECT ON CONTACT BUTTON FOR UPDATES ON AVAILABILITY Local haddock hot smoked in barrels in small batches under hessian – white fragrant flakes with no additives or dyes. Arbroath Smokies originated in the tiny village of Auchmithie where the Scandinavian influence brought about this delightful delicacy. Fishwives originally smoked the fish in halved
Cranachan and Crowdie
This picture postcard emporium for fine Scottish food and tipples is a must on any trip to Scotland and a great place to shop, for tourists and locals alike. Located in the heart of Old Edinburgh on the route from Castle to Palace and Parliament it is the perfect place to tarry awhile and find
Isle of Mull Cheese
CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN BROWN SWISS, FRIESIAN, SWEDISH RED, NORWEGIAN RED & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET ONLINE CHEESE SHOP FARM SHOP CAFE This family of farmhouse artisan cheesemakers use their own dairy herds and traditional methods to produce award-winning unpasteurized Traditional Isle of Mull, and Hebridean Blue cheeses, along with Cloth Bound Tobermory
Allarburn Farm Shop
Originally a dairy farm business, Hilary and her father Dean Anderson are now famous for their Allarburn eggs, vegetables and tatties. At first it was a surprise, although very handy, to find a farm shop in the middle of Elgin! It all makes perfect sense when you realise this was originally where they processed and
Boreray Sheep: The Orkney Boreray
AVAILABLE MAIL ORDER DEPENDING ON SUPPLY – CLICK ON CONTACT BUTTON FOR FURTHER INFO. NOT AVAILABLE AGAIN UNTIL 2021 A primitive breed of sheep, with a small, slender frame, their wool is known to be fine and good for spinning.  All have heavy spiraling horns and their meat is flavoursome and usually eaten as hogget
John Davidsons Specialist Butchers, at Royans of Elgin
John Davidson is passionate about meat and his shop has received the top accolade of UK Butcher’s shop of the year. His produce has won many awards and plaudits from the Scottish Craft Butchers and Q Guild. All beef is hand picked from local Aberdeenshire farms. The lamb is Specially Selected Scotch Lamb sourced directly
Isle of Skye Sea Salt
Isle of Skye Sea Salt is 100% harvested from Loch Snizort and evapourates using only the power of the suns rays, creating a delicious, unique and eco friendly product. With evidence of local salt production traced back centuries, this superb salt is also on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Salann na Mara (Salt of the Sea)
Bloody Ploughman Apple
YOUNG TREES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE VIA CONACT BUTTON Due to the memorable story of its inception, it is an apple that engages the imagination and it is also both beautiful and delicious. The story goes that a ploughman was caught stealing apples from the Megginch Estate and shot dead by a gamekeeper. When his body was
Campbell’s Bakery at Comrie
This historic 7th Generation Family Bakery is an institution with Iain Campbell at the helm both in Crieff and Comrie. Iain and his wife Ailsa are very hands on, baking the tried and tested products for which Campbells are known and loved, whilst also introducing new products to reflect today’s tastes and fashions in food. Iain has travelled widely
Summer Harvest Oils
This superb quality cold pressed rapeseed oil has been winning prestigious awards, Double Star Great Taste Award 2010 and Double Award Winners ‘Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2009’ right through to present day. Some get hung up on olive oils but the Nordic countries have long appreciated the health and taste benefits of high quality
Errichel: Farm & Cottages; Thyme at Errichel Restaurant & Rooms
Thistle Winners for Central, Fife & Tayside 2018/19 Thyme at Errichel Restaurant for CalMac Best Eating Experience Also new farm shop opening soon….Errichel is a very special inspiring place. Close to Aberfeldy yet in a world of its own. Becky and Paul are a winning combo: their enthusiasm for the land and heritage breeds, combined with Paul’s prestigious
Winston Churchill Venison
Family business specializing in wild venison, harvested from the hills of Argyll. They have developed speciality sausage, burger and haggis range, plus game birds in season. Awarded Best Rural Retailer 2005. I often use their produce in recipes as I love venison and it is consistently absolutely delicious. Online shop. They can be found at
Shetland Wet Salt Cured Ling
AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA CONTACT BUTTON The method of wet salt-curing is to de-head and split the fish open so it can be laid flat. Often they are filleted but the skin is left on. It is laid in coarse salt for one week as with the dry salt-cured ling, only this time they are only in the
Walkers Shortbread Ltd
World famous shortbread, in every shape and size. A lovely family business with a fine taste for a good recipe. Still made to their traditional recipes in Aberlour, their distinctive packaging pops up on shelves across the globe! Always with lovely innovative seasonal offerings on their website so do click through. Baked using only the
Auchentullich Farm Shop
ICE CREAM MAKER This is a prime example of a wonderful farm shop and Loch Lomond is lucky to have them! They have their own herd of Highland Cattle plus additional meats in their chiillers from other local suppliers and a range of pies from the Aberfoyle Butcher. We bought some of their own Highland Beef
Cairn O’ Mohr Wines
Errol Award-winning fruit wines and ciders since 1987, natural local ingredients. Full flavoured country tipples. Visitor Centre and AliBob\'s Café.
Cambus O May Cheese Company
CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET ORDERS BY E MAIL LOCAL DELIVERY HUB for the time being…link below https://thegreatbritishfoodhub.com/hubs/aberdeen-shires-food-hub-1 “Fine Scottish, artisanal cheese made from our own family recipes using unpasteurised milk and hand crafted using traditional methods from our creamery in the heart of Aberdeenshire. Our recipes haven’t changes in
Guga
NOT AVAILABLE No contact details. Local knowledge required. They don’t come much more unique than the Guga, Gaelic for Gannet, harvested and prepared by a special group of 10 Ness men once a year for 2 weeks on the isle of Sùlaisgeir (Gannet Skerry), Sula being the Scandinavian word for Gannet. Sùlaisgeir is a desolate
Orkney Craft Vinegar
This is a fascinating hand-crafted product and the perfect addition for a caring chef’s kitchen. This is undoubtedly of the land. Only on Orkney are they growing and milling the ancient six row barley they call Bere, that is so special – and tasty – it is recognised on Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Sam
Whitmuir The Organic Place
Whitmuir is an organic working farm growing seasonal produce and rearing Tamworth pigs, Shorthorn cattle and lamb. They have also planted an “edible and boozy hedge” – sounds like years of interesting tasting ahead! They have a wonderful organic food hall with an incredible range in stock. This is so much more than a farm
North Ronaldsay Sheep (Mutton)
NONE AVAILABLE BEFORE NEXT YEAR Scotland’s first Presidium. North Ronaldsay Mutton is highly seasonal but freezes beautifully. Look out for it in March/April then sometimes in autumn. When visiting North Ronaldsay there are daily flights and a regular ferry service. We stayed at the lovely refurbished Lighthouse Cottages at the north end of the island
Galloway Chillies
Sheena Horner runs Galloway Chillies from her home near Wigtown, growing speciality chillies, alongside hardy and half hardy herbs. She started growing chillies in 2010 when she couldn’t get enough spice locally to satisfy her own tastes and has been developing the business ever since, with the business growing over 120kg of chillies last season. Adding
Gosford Bothy Farm Shop & Cafe
This super farm shop on the edge of Aberlady has a dedicated butcher counter with top notch produce – their own Wild Boar is naturally reared in family groups in this wooded East Lothian estate. Their Saddleback Pork is also excellent. Other local beef and hill lamb also available plus seasonal local game. Complete with butchery,
Ramsay of Carluke
Multi award winning bacon, cooked meats, cured hams and sausages from the 5th generation of this famous family business and Rick Stein Food Hero – always outstanding produce and award winner at Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Awards. Their bacon is cured and matured from outdoor-reared free range pigs which have been specifically selected from
J. Gow Rum
J Gow Rum is a Scottish island rum inspired by pirates! Located on the tiny isle of Lamb Holm, across the famous Churchill Barriers (causeways) from Orkney Mainland beside The Italian Chapel and also The Orkney Wine Company, who sells the rum. Collin offers tasting tours so do click on the weblink for further details. J.
Fursbreck Pottery
The “Harray Potter’  as he is also known has been throwing pots in Harray, by Sandwick for over 30yrs. His beautiful functional pottery comes in a great assortment of shades, also often with historical designs based on Skara Brae artefacts. He is also a best-selling author whose latest book is published July 2020. I love
GreenCity Wholefoods
Supplier to East Ayrshire’s Food for Life schools, GreenCity Wholefoods is a Glasgow based workers co-operative supplying Scotland delivering over 5,000 vegetarian, vegan, organic, non-organic, gluten free options, a vast selection of artisan products and GM free wholefoods: grains and breads; a selection of cheeses and butters; grocery items; herbs and spices, nuts and seeds. Rebranded
McTaggarts
2017 Winner Fife Retail Business Awards ‘Best Eatery Award.’ A fine cafe bistro in the heart of the pretty award-winning village of Aberdour in the old cooperative building, transformed into an elegant eatery. A very popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Walkers and cyclists have discovered it too as the perfect place to pause. You will
Firebrick Bakery
Directly across the road from their award-winning Firebrick Brasserie is Amanda & David’s latest venture, their bakery. Amanda & David have made Lauder their home after stellar careers and multiple awards and they have two absolute gems here! Amanda is an acclaimed pastry chef so what a pair they make! After spells at Roman Camp,
Aberdour Bakery Company
Re-opened (Sept 2016) under new ownership, the bonnie seaside village of Aberdour has a thriving bakery in the heart of the village, by the award-winning railway station and on the Fife Coastal Path. Their multigrain, Aberdour loaf, honey and spelt, wholegrain and sourdough breads are particular favourites and they are developing a range of patisserie
Valvona & Crolla Elm Row Delicatessen & VinCaffè Bar
Edinburgh’s original Italian Food and Wine Emporium, established in 1934 – World class Italian – no food guide worth its sea salt should be without it! This amazing store of predominantly Italian gourmet food is a wonderful journey for all the senses. Look upwards and you will see giant risotto pans alongside hams. Inhale wonderful
Mackenzie’s Farm Shop & Cafe
Britain’s most northerly Farm Shop & Café serving and selling their own beef, lamb, pork, vegetables and eggs; local crafts, gifts, stationery, toys, games and books. The Mackenzies have lived and farmed their 38-hectare croft for over 500 years and continue the traditions of their forebears rearing beef cattle, sheep, pigs (seasonal) and hens. They
Sheila Fleet Kirk Gallery & Café
Sheila Fleet is one of Scotland’s leading designer makers of silver with enamel and gold jewellery. Sheila has recently renovated a former Church into an amazing Café and Jewellery Gallery. Their food is focused on local produce catering for a wide range of dietary requirements served on bespoke crockery by Highland Stonewear and Sheila’s niece, Susan
Gordon Castle Plum
CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. ALL HARVEST BEING USED FOR ARTISAN GIN PRODUCTION. THAT IS AVAILABLE. The Gordon Castle plum was bred by John Webster, head gardener at Gordon Castle near Fochabers in Moray and first recorded in 1864. It is a late dessert plum from the north of Scotland. It has large yellow oval fruit, with
Kedar Cheese Co
CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN SWISS BROWN DAIRY COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET ORGANIC CERTIFICATION LOCAL DELIVERIES TO DUMFRIES & AROUND – GET IN TOUCH FOR DETAILS. ALSO EDINBURGH HUB FOR ORDERS TOO. NO ON FARMS SALES CURRENTLY. GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WISH TO COLLABORATE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD THEIR FRESH PASTEURISED NON HOMOGENISED MILK ALSO
Native Scottish Goat
NOT AVAILABLE Goats first appeared in Scotland before sheep and date back as far as 8 thousand years ago when there was still ice in Scotland, yet there are those authorities that wish to deem it an invasive ‘alien’ species to enable it to be eradicated! This is a Stone Age goat! The goats are endangered
Original Belted Galloway Cattle
NOT AVAILABLE This specific fold is not available for eating due to scarcity. RESEARCH IS BEING DONE INTO WHERE THERE MAY BE A SOURCE. There is written evidence there were Galloways in Wigtownshire 400 years ago and developed in the 17thC. Not all were black and white, some were Dun (brown) and white ‘Belties.’ Their
Connage Highland Dairy
CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN, NORWEGIAN REDS, JERSEY & JERSEY CROSS COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOPA CHEESE PANTRY SHOP & CAFE ONLINE CHEESE SHOP Home of the Cheese Pantry and Café at Connage where they make a range of fine cheeses on their family farm. You can visit their beautiful shop and
Soay Sheep
LIMITED AVAILABILITY – USE CONTACT BUTTON TO CHECK WITH TILLY AT REINDEER CENTRE The Soay has the most primitive appearance of any British sheep breed and takes its name from the island of Soay in the St. Kilda group in the far north of Scotland. The meat is delicious, dark and full flavoured – often
Brodies
Long established highly respected business with a range of fine speciality teas and coffees par excellence, all roasted and blended in East Lothian – plus tasty chocolates and fruit cake. Now with lovely new packaging, awards for their herbal teas, Ma Broon caddies…not to mention their very fine gourmet coffee blends, highly popular with consumers
Birchwater
AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM THEIR WEBSITE ON LINK This is a fascinating, refreshing and healthy thirst quencher that brings with it the essence of mountain air and clear lochs. Birchwater is an ancient drink, harvested sustainably from birch woodland and sold beautifully bottled for the table or al fresco.It is pure, refreshing and delicious. Aromatic birch
Orkney Creamery
Maker of the famous luxury Orkney Ice Cream, they are also the main producers of milk for the islands from their farm at Crantit near Kirkwall. They created their first ice cream in 1995 and it proved an instant hit. Now available in a range of delicious flavours – with more being added regularly – Orkney Ice
Hardiesmill
Now also with Farm Shop selling their own and neighbour’s finest produce – opened July 2020 Highly respected family business rearing Scotch Assured pedigree Native Aberdeen Angus in the traditional way, fed on grass and grass silage. Well hung beef from the finest Border countryside. They also make excellent haggis and are regulars at local farmers’
Papa Stour Shetland Hen
NOT AVAILABLE Another breed entirely thanks to the Isbisters at Burland Croft. These hens are very rare and all originate from only the Shetland Isles. They have been breeding Shetland Hens since the 1970’s at Burland Croft on the island of Trondra. There are so few left they are in a highly vulnerable position. There are
John Davidsons Specialist Butcher, Aberdeen
Butchers par Excellence. This outlet is within Dobbies Garden World on the edge of Aberdeen. John Davidson is passionate about meat and his shop has received the top accolade of UK Butcher’s shop of the year. His produce has won many awards and plaudits from the Scottish Craft Butchers and Q Guild. All beef is
St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co
CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM THEIR OWN HOME BRED HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN COWS TRADITIONAL RENNET ON FARM RETAIL – CALL, PAY OVER PHONE & COLLECT AT THE MOMENT ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ARDROSS FARM SHOP & BOWHOUSE FOOD NETWORK SOME LOCAL DELIVERIES – CALL FOR FURTHER INFO ONLINE SHOP COMING SOON Winner ‘Best British Territorial Cheese’ at the Melton
Hebridean Sheep
AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA ON CONTACT BUTTON They are direct descendants of the ancient North European short tailed sheep that came to Scotland 8 thousand years ago. Small, hardy and lively ewes rarely weighing more than 40kg. Originally from the Hebrides and now very few flocks left. Their dainty frame means small cuts and many farmers favour
Loch Arthur Creamery, Farm Shop and Cafe
CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN DAIRY SHORTHORN & MEUSE RHINE ISSEL COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET ON FARM RETAIL, BAKERY, BUTCHERY & CAFE ONLINE CHEESE SHOP CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY SOIL ASSOCIATION & BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION The Loch Arthur Creamery and Farmshop is a great asset to Dumfries and Galloway. Creating a home, community, family and valued work, The Camphill Community offers
Shetland Cabbage
  NOT AVAILABLE  Fairly unavailable – currently researching seed specialists. This has been saved thanks to the efforts of the Isbisters who you will read all about on these pages. They grow a small crop on their croft where it is available in season on Shetland. They are also supporting the growing in school gardens on
Post & Pantry
Aberdour’s Post Office & Delicatessen – a great addition to this pretty coastal village and on Scottish Cheese Trail too due to their lovely range of artisan cheeses and they have great charcuterie too. When our resident postmaster retired, villagers were concerned they would lose that vital service but they need not have worried as
Burnside Borerays – also known as Orkney Borerays
The fascinating story of the Orkney Borerays… The Boreray is a primitive breed of sheep, with a small, slender frame, their wool is known to be fine and good for spinning.  All have heavy spiraling horns and their meat is flavoursome and usually eaten as hogget or mutton to allow the meat to mature. Boreray
Gloagburn Farm & Coffee Shop
Niven family at Gloagburn have a lovely farm shop-free range eggs from their hens, local vegetables and meats plus gift shop and lovely cafe. Ideally located on the edge of Perth, close to the motorway onwards to Stirling it is well-signposted and justly popular. Its well-established café is a lively spot with many regulars coming
Cheese Lovers Experience @ Scottish Food Studio
Immerse yourself in the complex character of cheeses for a morning of learning and savouring with Founder of Scottish Cheese Trail & Slow Food Chef Alliance Member, Wendy Barrie. An introduction to the knowledge, storage and appreciation of Scottish artisan cheese, plus an understanding of the world of cheese. Inclusive of tutored tasting…plus a light lunch before you head off.
Arran Fine Foods
Producing a great range at their enterprise by the bonnie village of Lamlash on Arran, Arran Fine Foods has scooped 12 Great Taste Awards this decade, including for Matured Apple and Arran Ale Chutney and Smooth Honey Mustard. Their delicious range of chutneys and mustards are great as condiments but also as wonderful ingredients to enhance
Mhor Fish
With Tom’s dedicated approach to local produce I suppose it was inevitable he would open a fish shop (and bakery) in Callander. He and his family have built up a top ranking reputation for amazing food and ambience at Monachyle Mhor. Still a working farm Tom and his team work with their own meat and game
Scots Dumpy Hen
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE This are not available for eating due to scarcity. If you would like to keep hens, they could be perfect for you. This ancient landrace breed existed over 700 years ago.  It has a large, low heavy body. There is no set colour for the Scots Dumpy, although black with glossy green,
Wild Scottish Juniper
A WILD FORAGE BERRY WHEN IN SEASON Rare to find so good luck! Found across Scotland, it thrives in drier areas where trees enjoy bright sunshine and open space. The foliage consists of needles and its fruit a blue and aromatic berry. The young shoots were also used for seasoning. Juniper is now among our
Rothiemurchus Estate Farm Shop & Druie Café
Rothiemurchus is a superb family run Highland Estate set at the heart of the stunning Cairngorms National Park. Passionate about delicious food, Rothiemurchus not only produces its very own succulent Highland Beef, Velvety Forest Venison and fresh Rainbow Trout all home reared on the estate, it has a plethora of other delicacies and tempting treats
Wester Ross Salmon
Wester Ross is the oldest and only independent, owner-operated salmon farm in UK. They have been handcrafting salmon in the rugged Highlands since 1977. Their farmers personally look after the salmon every day, whatever the weather, on their owner-operated farm. They take care and pride in our high standards Organic diet – carefully tailored to achieve
Scottish Artisan Crowdie
AVAILABLE VIA AYRSHIRE FOOD NETWORK / ENQUIRE FOR STOCKISTS ON CONTACT BUTTON/ ON FARM COLLECTION Crowdie is a traditional fresh Scottish cheese dating back to the Viking era, and possibly even Pictish. Traditionally made in every farmhouse on a small scale with milk from their traditional house cow – Ayrshire or Galloway, Highland, Black Angus,
Mr C’s Handcrafted Award-Winning Pies
Sadly Robert’s pies are not currently in production but when this changes you will be the first to know! …and if you wish to discuss with Robert please click on contact button. This man is something else!! Robert’s pies were in Roux Restaurants; served at the Ryder Cup; seen on Outlander, and available at Fortnum
Laprig Valley
A regular at farmers’ markets. Laprig is now well known for its fine apple drinks in single variety apple juice. They also do winter warmer blends with a difference, all apple based. Laprig Valley’s Bramley juice won a GFF 1* and the Golden Delicious is shortlisted for the Great British Food Non Alcoholic drink category this year. Two
Prestonfield Rhubarb
NOT AVAILABLE JUST NOW Prestonfield is a private hotel with the Prestonfield Rhubarb in their walled garden where their chefs have access to it and diners enjoy it. Thanks to their enthusiasm they sometimes share if/when they can. Cuttings have already been shared with a few Slow Food chefs in the community. This is not available
Island Cheese Company
CHEESEMAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM FRIESIAN COWS VEGETARIAN RENNET ONLINE CHEESE SHOP RETAIL SHOP, BRODICK The Kinniburgh family business on Arran has a range of flavoured blended cheddars, from Classic Island Cheddar to intriguing variations. They also have the Bellevue Cheese Company, on Arran, where they produce an award-winning range of soft cheeses: Arran Blue, Arran Mist (Brie)
Dulse & Pepper Dulse
WILD FORAGED IN SEASON Pepper dulse (Osmundea pinnatifida) is a red seaweed with smaller leaves than Dulse, another Ark product. It delicious raw or dried with a unique intense garlicky and truffle taste. When dried it has an umami flavor. Seaweed has been eaten around coastal areas and was part of the diet of crofters
Kye Sassermaet
AVAILABLE MAIL ORDER VIA CONTACT BUTTON This is a unique preserved meat product that is made fresh from oneShetland Kye, when it is butchered, so it is only from one beast and that beast is also on Ark of Taste. To the uninitiated it may look like ordinary sausage meat but there the similarity ends!
Letterfinlay Foods
Proud to supply ‘from a croft to a castle.’ Letterfinlay is still a family run Specialist Food business supplying hotels, restaurants and private customers throughout the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. They supply Scottish Beef, Lamb, Venison and game from their own butchery. Their fishmonger supplies fresh Scottish salmon and shellfish as well as traditionally smoked
Scots Grey Hen
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE This is not available for eating due to scarcity but you may wish consider breeding them! The Scots Grey is an old breed of domestic chicken originating in Scotland in the sixteenth century.  The chicken has barred feathering of metallic black on a steel grey background. It is an excellent forager and
Galloway Farmhouse Cheese
CHEESEMAKER UNPASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN ORGANIC FRIESIAN COWS ALSO SHEEP & GOATS’ MILK CHEESE VEGETARIAN RENNET SOIL ASSOCIATION ORGANIC CERTIFICATION FROM EWE TO YOU, ON FARM RETAIL (currently closed) E MAIL/CALL TO PLACE A MAIL ORDER. LOCAL DELIVERIES MADE “In 1989 we started milking a small flock of Friesland sheep, and in 1990 started producing
Rora Dairy
YOGHURT MAKER PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN, JERSEY & NORWEGIAN RED COWS Suppliers of artisan yoghurt. Delicious Bio live, pasteurised and non-homogenized natural and set yoghurts, with a couple of flavours to follow. The family have been farming the land for 300 years and today run a dairy farm with 250 cows and a variety
James Grieve Apple
YOUNG TREES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE VIA CONACT BUTTON It is considered a very Scottish variety with strong historic links to Edinburgh. It is sharp and juicy – a delicious and attractive apple. Mr Grieve bred his own variety of apple whilst working at Dickson & Son Nursery. The James Grieve Apple is spoken of with pride.
H S Murray
Very popular Seafood specialist – excellent service and always with beautiful window displays featuring a superb range of high quality fish, caught sustainably. Foodies travel from all over Fife to enjoy Douglas’s shop and many local restaurateurs use him too. Local deliveries for Food Service. You can see his attractive blue and white van traveling
Isle of Colonsay Wildflower Honey
AVAILABLE MAIL ORDER – CLICK ON CONTACT BUTTON Isle of Colonsay Wildflower Honey is unique, not only because of its taste, although amongst honeys it is ranked with the best; but also because of its provenance, as bees and quality honey are something of a rarity on small windswept islands. We have the dedication of Andrew
Beremeal
AVAILABLE ONLINE/ ENQUIRE ON CONTACT BUTTON/ ALSO DISTRIBUTED VIA GREENCITY COOP Beremeal is flour made from Bere, an old variety of six-row barley described as having an earthy, slightly astringent, nutty flavour. Traditionally used to make a bannock, a specialty of Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles. Beremeal was widely used throughout Scotland where barley bannocks
Thule Ventus
I first met Thule Ventus at the Taste of Shetland Food Festival and found their salt cod pate delicious. It is available now in tubs and perfect for dips, canapés, and on oatcakes. Their pure dried salt cod is excellent too. Shetlanders have been drying fish for centuries and indeed dried salt cod is on
Chrystal’s Shortbread
High quality handmade shortbread, Chrystal specialises in that individual touch for gifts and after dinner, favours and afternoon teas. Her hand cut shortbread squares are deliciously home made, following her family’s own recipe passed down through generations, melt-in-the-mouth luxurious. A truly genuine farmhouse recipe from the shores of Loch Lomond. Each gift tin has a
Shetland Black Potato
AVAILABLE NOW TO PLANT FROM SKEA ORGANICS Shetland Black potatoes have been saved thanks to the efforts of the Isbisters who grow a small crop on their croft that are available in season on Shetland. They are also supporting the growing of these potatoes in school gardens on Shetland. For the rest of us heritage
Reestit Mutton
AVAILABLE VIA ON CONTACT BUTTON Reestit Mutton is mutton from Native Shetland Sheep (Ark of Taste) salted in brine and hung to dry traditionally in the rafters, reest, of the house above a peat fire. The peaty smoke helps to season the meat and after being smoked, the meat is butchered, put into a secret
Inverawe Smokehouse
The wide range of deliciously smoked goodies makes selecting one tricky! Winners of Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards Excellence Award. They now have wonderful smoked mackerel and new portion sized Flaky Roast Smoked Salmon that won Gold at the Great Taste Awards – it has to be tasted! They also do a gorgeous Dill
Ostara Café
Independent café bistro near the shore in Leith now incorporating a super deli.  Inspired by the Slow Food Movement to enjoy the passion of preparing and serving local produce sustainably grown and ethically sourced, they believe the best food is simple, to be shared with friends and using the best ingredients. Menus frequently change to
Rouge d’Ecosse Wheat
AVAILABLE ONLINE/ ENQUIRE ON CONTACT BUTTON/ ON FARM COLLECTION/CLICK ON WEBSITE FOR STOCKISTS Wholemeal certified organic wheat flour freshly milled from Scottish heritage wheat variety Rouge d’Ecosse. This grain was almost gone and thanks to enormous effort from Andrew Whitley of Bread Matters http://www.breadmatters.com and a few enthusiasts, they have enabled a viable quantity to be cultivated.
Campbell’s Bakery & Bake School
This historic 7th Generation Family Bakery is an institution with Iain Campbell at the helm both in Crieff and Comrie. From its fabulous window displays and laden shelves to its Bake School for aspiring bakers with seven generations of experience behind it, dedicated to all things bread, cakes and pastry! Iain and his wife Ailsa are very hands on,
‘Anster’ Cheese
NOT ONLINE YET BUT AVAILABLE THROUGH GOOD DELIS & CHEESEMONGERS In Scotland, the old cheeses were named after the nearest town or region and Anster is the old name for Anstruther and still used by older generations to this day. Jane has revived this fine traditional farmhouse cheese at St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co using the
John Lawson Butcher (Broxburn)
John Lawson is a prime example of the traditional Scottish family butcher we should celebrate and support. Their beef and lamb is reared on the family farm and are prepared on their premises. They specialize in dry aged beef matured on the bone for a minimum of 21 days. They have been crowned the Scotch Lamb
Simply Herdwick
Husband and wife team, John and Rachael Penny. launched Simply Herdwick after a couple of trips to the Lake District where they fell in love with the native Herdwick Sheep. ‘With their smiling white faces and their beautiful grey fleece, we were keen to bring something a little different home to Scotland.’ From John’s farming
Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop Cheese
AVAILABLE VIA AYRSHIRE FOOD NETWORK / ENQUIRE FOR STOCKISTS ON CONTACT BUTTON/ ON FARM COLLECTION This cheese has 17thC roots. In 1690, a farmer’s daughter made it a mile from this very farm, with huge success. She taught the making of this ‘sweetmilk’ cheese that became known as Dunlop. Her whole milk recipe creates a
Craft Butchery Courses at Peelham Farm
Peelham Farm is certified Organic and Pasture for Life with a range of home reared beef, pork, rose veal, lamb and mutton. A familiar face at farmers’ markets with an online shop, they also offer a Craft Butchery Course including an organic farm lunch. The focussed hands-on butchery course with one of Peelham’s craft butchers learn
Alfie & Co Coffee
Welcome to Alfie & Co Coffee More info to follow soon… photos: Alfie & Co Coffee
West Highland Dairy
AUTHOR  OF ‘PRACTICAL CHEESEMAKING’ CONSULTANT IN CHEESEMAKING HIGHLY ACCLAIMED TRAINER & EXPERT IN CHEESE, YOGHURT, BUTTER & ICE CREAM MAKING CONSULTANCY ON SITE & SPECIALIST SPEAKER Kathy  Biss NDD is internationally renowned for her cheese and cheesemaking courses. Many of Scotland’s current cheesemakers learnt their craft from Kathy and she is regularly invited to share
Benromach Distillery
Home of Benromach Speyside Malt Whisky. Speyside’s smallest working distillery, Benromach, has scooped a top award at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition for its flagship Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Benromach 10 Years Old. Their world class range also includes Peat Smoke, Hermitage, Sassicaia, 30 Year, 35 Year and more! Privately owned
Original Fresh Blood Scots Black Pudding
AVAILABLE FROM LAWSONS BUTCHERS – CLICK ON CONTACT BUTTON. SHOP OPEN & LOCAL DELIVERIES. Essentially a blood pudding, the ordinary folk of Scotland thrived on this healthy cheap food. Over the years it became industrialised and although still popular it is not what it once was – dried foreign blood imports are now used and
Golspie Mill & Ark of Taste Peasemeal
AVAILABLE ONLINE/ ENQUIRE ON CONTACT BUTTON/ ALSO DISTRIBUTED VIA GREENCITY COOP Peasemeal is a versatile, healthy and nutritious flour used in cooking and baking since Roman times. Unique to Golspie Mill, yellow field peas are roasted, caramelizing some of the sugars present, darkening them and increasing the nutritional value, giving higher levels of protein and
Skea Organics, The Potato House
There isn’t much Andrew Skea doesn’t know about potatoes and he takes a real pride in growing an interesting range of specialities for flavour and variety. He grow his seed potatoes by Auchterhouse north of Dundee and has an online shop too on the link. He offers organic varieties and all his potatoes are grown
John Davidsons Specialist Butchers, Inverurie
John Davidson is passionate about meat and his shop has received the top accolade of UK Butcher’s shop of the year. His produce has won many awards and plaudits from the Scottish Craft Butchers and Q Guild. All beef is hand picked from local Aberdeenshire farms. The lamb is Specially Selected Scotch Lamb sourced directly
Mhor Bread
With Tom’s dedicated approach to local produce I suppose it was inevitable he would open a bread shop (and fish shop) in Callander. He is using as locally sourced grains as possible, hand crafted doughs, and wonderful recipes reflecting Scotland’s great heritage for breads. I particularly adore his fruit bread (maybe he calls it tealoaf)
House of Bruar
A perfect place to break the journey on the A9 – or just a great place for a day trip. House of Bruar has developed from an excellent foodie stop with some well chosen ladies and gents’ clothing, into a very substantial retail outlet – delicatessen, kitchenware, clothing, home and garden, even an upmarket fish
Mr Little’s Yetholm Gypsy Potatoes
AVAILABLE ONLINE/ ENQUIRE ON CONTACT BUTTON/ ON FARM COLLECTION FOR GROWING – SKEA ORGANICS Mr Little’s Yetholm Gypsy is a distinctive and unique heritage potato with a wonderful name which summarises its historical connection to its original community. It has a unique colour with an eye­catching distinctive red, white and blue patterned skin, and has
Briggs’ Native Shetland Lamb
POSSIBLY AVAILABLE – CLICK ON CONTACT BUTTON TO CHECK Native Shetland Lamb happily exist in the most rugged land and extreme climate but their dainty size and slow growing characteristics make them unfashionable and less profitable in the eyes of commercial agribusiness. We have already seen many breeds disappearing this way. The taste is second to
Gordon & MacPhail
Whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has been awarded the title of Global Whisky Retailer of the Year for a single outlet at the Icons of Whisky Awards 2009. Also with superb Delicatessen with Cheese Counter. They are also proud to announce Dunkeld Atholl Brose has been crowned ‘World’s Best Whisky Liqueur’ at the World Whisky
Carmichael Venison & Farmhouse Kitchen
Heading southwards on the A73 – so pleasant to avoid motorways – you will find Carmichael Estate Farm Shop and can pause for tasty home baking at their Clan Farmhouse Kitchen. The Carmichael family have been farming these lands for 700 years and today the current Clan Chief and his family continue these traditions, producing their own beef, lamb
Mountain Hare
NOT AVAILABLE These are alarmingly threatened by extinction and are not for consumption for the forseeable future. The mountain hare is genuinely native to the UK, unlike the more common Brown Hare or even the rabbit, both of which are introduced species. In recent times, it has received some protection as in Scotland there is a
Orkney Wine Company
The Orkney Wine Company has the most incredible location next to the Italian Chapel on Orkney on the tiny Island of Lamb Holm – but never fear, it is linked by causeways so you don’t need another ferry to visit! This family business creates and bottles all their produce on Orkney – sulphur free, vegan
Scotland The Bread
‘A collaborative project to grow better grain and bake better bread with the common purposes of nourishment, sustainability and food sovereignty.’ This fabulous Community Benefit Society has brought back Scottish heritage grains and is growing, milling and selling Golden Drop, Hunters and  Rouge d’Ecosse on Balcaskie Estate in Fife. All three grains are on Slow
Redcastle Spirits
Fiona and her team have the passion and skill, enthusiasm and knowledge to create great products. The first and original is their Redcastle Scottish Gin however now there are other options too, all available online, at markets, shops and events – see their weblink for where to find it. Their latest offering is their ready
Uradale Farm – Native Shetland Lamb & Shetland Kye
AVAILABLE MAIL ORDER VIA CONTACT BUTTON Ronnie and his family farm Uradale organically with SOPA (Scottish Organic Producers Association) Membership. They are dedicated to the heritage breeds indigenous to the Shetland Isles : Native Shetland Lamb, beef from the Shetland Cow (‘Kye’) and organic Native Shetland Wool. Native Shetland Lamb happily exist in the most rugged
Guild of Baxters
The Incorporation of Bakers “Baxters’ of the City of Edinburgh is one of the Edinburgh Trades – existing since mediaeval times to promote the interests of specialist crafts and skills. The Incorporation of Bakers is now attracting new members and wants to help and promote high quality baking in Edinburgh. Given the origins of the Incorporated
Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods
Specialising in small handcrafted batches of the finest smoked foods – smoked salmon, kippers, gravadlaz, trout and pates, plus smoked meats, cheese and hampers, all carefully sourced and smoked to ensure only the best flavours are created. There is nothing mass produced about this family business: attention to detail and quality are paramount. Here is their
Salt Herring
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN COLLABORATION WITH BLYD O’IT & THULE VENTIS – ENQUIRE ON CONTACT BUTTON In the late 19th century, Scotland became the world’s largest producer of salt herring. 90% was exported in wooden barrels to Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia and Germany where the Scottish cure was highly esteemed.   The curing method handed down through
Yester Farm Dairies
Family farm by Gifford selling the full range of pasteurised whole, semi-skimmed and skimmed milks, creams, yoghurts, creme fraiche, soured cream, full fat and low fat cream cheeses, and tasty cottage cheese. They even produce mozzarella, perfect for home made Scottish pizzas! DAIRY WITH FULL RANGE OF MILKS CHEESEMAKER & CULTURED CREAMS PASTEURISED MILK FROM OWN
Belhaven Smokehouse Ltd
Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy & Connectivity, visited Belhaven Smokehouse in February 2018 to officially open their new factory extension and view first-hand the achievements of this top notch family business. Established over 40 years ago Belhaven has grown from strength to strength. Originally specialising in fish farming with added value to
Paterson’s
Famous for its classic shortbread fingers, now with an ever-increasing range on offer from Petticoat Tails to their new Scottish Cream Shortbread. They are not only delicious as biscuits but also can be very useful for desserts – check out their website for recipe ideas and presentation gift sets. They are also famous for their range
John Lawson Butcher (Uphall)
John Lawson is a prime example of the traditional Scottish family butcher we should celebrate and support. Their beef and lamb is reared on the family farm and are prepared on their premises. They specialize in dry aged beef matured on the bone for a minimum of 21 days. They have been crowned the Scotch
Ardross Farm
Traditional East Neuk beef, reared and bred on this family farm. Its slow maturing ensures well-marbled succulent results. Their cattle and sheep are pasture fed, the latter sold as lamb and mutton. Their beautiful award-winning Farm Shop on site has wonderful speciality local produce, their own meats and cooked products,  and many lovely foodie items for
The Westray Bakehouse
The first bakery opened in 1892 and now is fourth generation (known locally as Broons o’ Westray I am told!) creating and distributing high quality bakes across the islands and beyond, using original recipes with a sprinkling of new ones. Their wholesale bakery has just expanded but still on Westray a stone throw from the
Bread Matters
Andrew Whitley is author of Bread Matters & Do Sourdough. Andrew provides expertise, consultancy and advice to bakers and bakeries. Co-Founder of the UK’s Real Bread Campaign. Recognised world authority on all matters pertaining to Real Bread. Co-Founder of Scottish Bread Championships along with Scottish Food Guide. Speaker, Lecturer and Educationalist on Bread Matters. Co-Founder of Scotland The
Scottish Food Studio
Courses in Fife – Cheese Lovers – Hygge – Slow Food Ark of Taste – Fika, and more. Scottish Food Studio is Wendy’s Nordic inspired kitchen by Fife’s Coastal Path where she offers a range of popular bespoke courses and also REHIS registered Food Hygiene courses. Her venue is also available for meetings, projects, food
Native Bred Aberdeen Angus
AVAILABLE MAIL ORDER/COLLECT FROM HARDIESMILL FARM SHOP, BERWICKSHIRE – CLICK ON CONTACT BUTTON OR WEBSITE Native Bred Aberdeen Angus beef has fine marbling that gives juicy flavoursome meat. It must be grass fed and suitably hung.  The meat is less grainy, more buttery and malleable in texture. There are dedicated farmers who still retain their

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